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Sustainable Schools Program

The Sustainable Schools Program (SSP) is a government initiative to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of schools and work towards creating Low Carbon Schools. The program will reduce electricity costs through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations.

Two hundred and forty schools (PDF 296KB) across South Australia have been selected for the program.

SSP update

The SSP has been extended with an additional $2M in funding approved for the following 8 schools to be included in the program. 

•    Adelaide High School
•    Adelaide Secondary School of English
•    Brighton Secondary School
•    Charles Campbell College
•    Glenunga International High School
•    Marryatville High School
•    Reynella East College
•    Thebarton Senior College

Works will be implemented as a priority and all works delivered by the end of 2018 in line with the current program. 

The $17 million investment in solar panels and energy efficiency improvements will:

  • reduce school electricity costs
  • reduce electricity consumption
  • reduce carbon emissions
  • create jobs for South Australians.

SSP works will begin in 2017 with anticipated completion of all works by the end of 2018.

Solar power installation

Solar power installation and lighting upgrades will be made at 40 schools.

Lighting upgrades

Lighting upgrades including LED lighting, sensors and timers will be installed at 200 schools.

Site selection and industry participation

240 schools have been selected for the program, and the SSP will target SA industry participation.